What's trending:

A's deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

The Associated Press
A's deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

View photo

FILE - These are 2014 file photos showing then-Oakland Athletics baseball player Sam Fuld and Athletics Tommy Milone. The Athletics have traded left-hander Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A's announced the deal Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, before the trade deadline. Fuld began the season with Oakland. (AP Photo/File)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

The A's announced the deal Thursday morning before the trade deadline.

Milone requested a trade given his recent success and demotion to Triple-A Sacramento. The left-hander went 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA over 11 starts when he was sent down July 5 following the trade for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs.

Fuld began the season with Oakland. The A's liked Fuld coming out of spring training but designated him for assignment April 12. The Twins claimed him off waivers eight days later.

He and newly acquired Jonny Gomes are likely to compete for time in left field after Yoenis Cespedes was traded to Boston for left-hander Jon Lester and Gomes.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (49)
  • Mariners fight for playoff spot; Twins try to avoid 100th loss

    While the Seattle Mariners are trying to avoid an early end to their season, the Minnesota Twins need a late-season win streak to avoid an ugly bit of franchise history. The Mariners remain in the thick of the American League wild-card race heading … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago
  • Dodgers bid for NL West title at home

    In the City of Angels of all places, the Baseball Gods seemed to have aligned the stars for Vin Scully and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scully, the Hall of Fame broadcaster, works the final home game of his legendary career Sunday when Los Angeles can … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • Yankees have sinking feeling after three straight shutout losses

    The New York Yankees will be trying to do something they have failed to do for the past three games when they play the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees have not scored in their past three games, the past two against Toronto and … More »

    AP - Sports - 22 minutes ago
  • Recap: SF 9, SD 6 - F/10

    Recap: SF 9, SD 6 - F/10

    9/24/16: Tomlinson and Span key 10th inning rally … More »

    MLB.com - 28 minutes ago
  • Indians host White Sox with eye on title

    The Cleveland Indians can clinch the American League Central Division title Sunday afternoon when they host the Chicago White Sox in the finale of their three-game series. The teams split the first two games, with Cleveland winning 10-4 on Friday … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago